“Ask a sign for yourself from the LORD your God; make it deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” Isaiah 7:11.
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in the heavens. Colossians 1:19-20.
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Ask for a sign for YOURSELF from Me, make it as deep as Sheol or high as the sky.
A sign of what? A sign that everything is right between you and Me. A sign of reconciliation. A sign that you are forgiven. A sign that you are loved. A sign that I am there beyond the pain, beyond death, beyond the grace, and beyond time. A sign from the side you do not see. A sign that all is well. Shalom.
What sign am I speaking of? It is there for all of you as assurance that all is well and we are One.
It is the Cross. The sign of the Son of Man.
Jesus reconciled you and Me, making peace by the Blood of the Cross. For it was My good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Myself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, whether things on earth or things in the heavens. In Jesus you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of your trespasses, according to the riches of My grace which I lavished on you. Ephesians 1:7. Christ redeemed you from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
For Jesus Himself is your peace, and He reconciled you to Me through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him, Jews and gentiles both have access in one Spirit to Me. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of My household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple Me, in whom you also are being built together into My dwelling in the Spirit.
I call you to a very high standard but I give you My Spirit and My righteousness so can live it. Jesus ahs released you from your sins by His Blood and made you a kingdom of priests unto Me. A royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people set apart, My own special treasure. Royalty. Reigning with Me forever. Revelation 22:5. And when you receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, you reign in life through Jesus Christ.
The Sign of the Son of Man, it unites man and Me as one in His person and reconciled us. So that you can rejoice in the LORD.
If you have a sin in your past that you just cannot get over and it keeps causing you grief. If you are continually asking Me to forgive you and give you another chance. I tell you what I told Ahab, “Ask Me for a sign, make it deep as Sheol or as high as the heights of the sky.” And I give you that sign. And it is always the same. I gave Ahab the sign of the baby born to a virgin that would be God with you and once He came, He died for you and He gave you the sign above every other sign that takes care of all that divided us. It is the Cross.
The Cross is the sign of reconciliation between you and Me by the Cross all the sin, rebellion, and disobedience was justly punished and put away from you. Your sins and offenses I remember no more, they are gone, borne by Him who knew no sin but became sin for you all. Our unification came through the Blood of the Cross. He reconciled you to Me through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to you who are saved it is My power.
Look at Cross and know that I have forgiven you and forgotten the wrong that you have done. You may be asking Me for a sign that you are forgiven and that all is right between us, just look at the Cross. For just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even was the Son of Man was lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
He Himself bore your sins in His body on the cross, so that you might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25.
And the Cross transcends time. Jesus is the Lamb slain since before the foundation of the world. It is a sign for all ages and its shadow goes back before the foundation of the world. You see the shadow in the Passover Lamb, in the blood on the doorposts, in the heave and wave offering of the peace offering, and in everything of the sacrifices of the Old Covenant. It all was the shadow of the good things to come.
I have given you signs from the time of creation until the present day. I spoke of signs for the first time in the first book of the Bible, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” Genesis 1:14-15. I gave the rainbow as a sign and it is still around My throne of grace in Heaven. Genesis 9:13, 17. I give you personal signs and public signs. Gideon asked Me for a sign and I gave him the sign of the fleece showing him the Lamb who would come down full of grace and truth (the dew) into a dry and sinful world, and then empty Himself so that grace upon grace flooded the dry ground of your lives and your sins were taken away. A sign of grace. I gave you Shabbat as a sign of our connection and entering My rest. Exodus 31:13, 27. I gave you the blood of the lamb as a sign to protect you from destruction. Exodus 12:13; Exodus 13:9, 16. And I give you My Word as a sign. Deuteronomy 6:8, Deuteronomy 11:18. I gave Saul and Hezekiah signs. 1 Samuel 10:7; 2 Kings 20:8-9, 2 Chronicles 32:24.
David prayed, “Show me a sign for good.” Psalm 86:17. Have you asked Me for a sign for all the good I have for your life? Just look at the sign of all signs. The Cross. And then say with My apostle Paul, “But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14.
I love you. And I have given you the sign that settles that question of My love for you forever. The sign of My love, for I so loved you, I gave My Son as propitiation for you sins. And it is sign of the Cross. Because of the Cross and Resurrection, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from Me, who reconciled you to Myself through Christ for I was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and I have committed to you the word of reconciliation. Therefore, you are ambassadors for Christ, as though I were making an appeal through you, so on behalf of all that has been freely given you in Christ, seek to bring others to be reconciled with Me in Christ too. I made Him who knew no sin to be sin on your behalf, so that you might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, I made you alive together with Jesus, having forgiven us all your transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against you, which was hostile to you; and I have taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14. That is your sign. You need seek no other.